IKEA shopping online takes the hassle out of going to the store, loading up your car with whatever you decide to buy, and hauling it home. That's a given. But what is the whole experience like? What are the pros and cons?
What IKEA Has to Offer
Ikea offers a little bit of everything when it comes to home decorating. You can find furniture and decorations for all types of bedrooms, from adults' to children's. In addition, you can get textiles of all types, for any room in your home. You can even purchase storage, mirrors, lighting, and kitchenware. If the time of year is right, you can even get winter decorations to make your home feel even cozier during the chilliest months of the year.
Opting for IKEA Shopping Online
While you can find an IKEA store near you by simply clicking the button at the top of the screen on the IKEA website, perhaps you don't have a store near you at all. Maybe you have no way of hauling a whole room's worth (or apartment's worth!) of furniture from the store to your home and would rather pay the shipping charges to have it delivered.
No problem. You can order from Ikea online any time, day or night. To speak with a representative, however, you'll need to call between 8:00 a.m. and midnight from Monday through Saturday, or from 9:00 a.m. until midnight EST on Sunday. Be sure to look for online deals and specials. Once you place your order, it will be shipped straight to your home.
How to Shop Online at IKEA
Shopping at IKEA online is quite simple, even though some people may expect it to be complicated since it involves furniture and large appliances. However, not all products from IKEA can be purchased online. It's simple to find out, though; is there a shopping cart icon below the product you'd like to buy? Then you can add it to your cart and have it delivered. While it's in your cart, you can change the quantity if you'd like. Review your cart and proceed to checkout via the orange button on the screen. Then, as with all other online shopping, you simply log in if you already have an account or make one if you don't. Add your billing and shipping information, review your order one more time, and you're set. Also, don't worry; it is a secure site.
Who Can Shop Online
Not everyone can shop IKEA and expect their purchases to show up at their front door. If you live in the continental United States, you can safely expect anything marked deliverable on the site to be sent to you. If you're in Alaska or Hawaii, your shipping choices will be limited to UPS, but you can still receive your packages. Anywhere else (including Puerto Rico, APOs, and P.O. boxes) will not be able to have items shipped to them.
You can get estimated shipping rates on the IKEA Shipping Method chart, though you may want to call 1-800-434-IKEA to get an exact quote if shipping costs are the deciding factor in whether you shop online or head out to the store, or even purchase the new products. If you live in another country, you can check to see if you can have your IKEA orders delivered. Simply click your country's name on the IKEA home page, then explore the Delivery section.
One of the most fantastic things about IKEA shopping online is the way the site helps you decorate a single room in multiple ways. You choose the "feel" you like most. Then, you can select See All Products for an easy shopping guide. Simply shop from that window to recreate the room you fell in love with online, in your own home. There's even a planning tool available so that you can make sure you get exactly what you want.
Do you have a question you'd like answered as soon as possible? The Ask Anna option on the site allows you to type your question in and submit it right on the site. There's virtually no wait to get your questions answered. The only downside to this is the lack of truly customized feedback; some may prefer waiting until customer service is open to call instead.
A Final Word
IKEA shopping online is as simple as pointing and clicking, plus the site is very helpful when it comes to putting entire rooms together for the vibe you'd like. There are multiple ways to get advice and feedback right online, so if you're dying get that new kitchen on its way to your door at 2:00 a.m, you don't have to wait.